APPG HHB White Paper Launch – Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings

On October 24th, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Building’s White Paper entitled ‘Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings’ was published.

With the aim to tackle the numerous health and wellbeing issues in UK homes and buildings, APPGHHB believe that with this White Paper there is a real opportunity to create and use buildings to promote positive health and wellbeing, make savings in health care costs, improve productivity and allow the UK’s citizens to lead longer, healthier and happier lives.

As we spend 90% of our time indoors, our indoor environments are important. Without looking after them, we are at risk of health conditions which could largely impact both the economy and our society. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings (APPGHHB) was created to shed light on the many problems caused to the nation’s health and the economy as a result of people working and living in unhealthy homes and buildings. The APPGHHB believe that it is only by taking a holistic approach to delivering healthy homes and buildings that we can make changes where the real benefits can be realised. Without focusing on the issue as a whole, we risk making gains by tackling one issue, simply to lose them again by failing to tackle another.

“Without focusing on the issue as a whole, we risk making gains by tackling one issue, simply to lose them again by failing to tackle another.”

The White Paper lays out a list of recommendations explaining in detail how the nation can and should deliver healthy homes and buildings. At the official launch of the White Paper, which took place at the Houses of Commons on Wednesday evening, attendees could discuss the paper’s contents and recommendations with the paper’s authors and experts.

As a sponsor of the ABBGHHB, BEAMA were thrilled and honoured to have had a role in the writing and producing of this White Paper. Healthy homes and buildings are a key focus for us as an organisation and we believe this White Paper has the power to make a highly positive impact on the future of housing.

Read the White Paper in full.

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